During a crisis as intense as addiction, the family often struggles as much as the individual with substance use or mental health disorder. However, the needs of other family members may be overlooked because the focus is often on the person who needs help. A family therapy program allows the family to overcome addiction together, as each person gets the treatment they need.
Midwest Recovery Center provides comprehensive care and treatment for families who are affected by drug or alcohol addiction. We provide healing through an array of science-based and holistic therapies, both individually and for the entire household. To learn more, call 833.627.0039 for our addiction treatment therapy programs.
Substance Abuse Affects the Entire Family
A person struggling with addiction has a far greater chance of achieving a sustainable recovery when the entire family is involved in the process. One of the main reasons for this is that addiction affects everyone in the family, and therefore, everyone must go through the healing process together.
If the person who has addiction gets well, but everyone else in the home still suffers from emotional wounds, then treatment becomes only half as effective. Therefore, the risk of relapse is higher since the home environment is still potentially volatile. There are several benefits of a family therapy program such as:
- Loved ones stay engaged and motivated during treatment
- Everyone has a better understanding of addiction
- Each person can finally voice their thoughts and feelings
- The family learns how to manage conflict in a healthy way
- Members can address other addictions or mental health issues that exist
- Instead of falling apart, the family learns how to stay and grow together
Addiction can take a devastating toll on a family. However, there is still hope for those in the worst conditions. With help from our family therapy program, families on the verge of falling apart now have the will and resources to work through their problems together.
Addiction Treatment Services for Families
Midwest Recovery Center provides an array of treatments and addiction therapy programs to ensure that each person’s needs are met in a way that is best suited for them. Opportunities for therapy are available for parents, children, extended family, and couples, giving everyone the chance to live a healthier life free from addiction.
Some of the services that we offer include:
Family Therapy Sessions
During family therapy, the entire family is together in a neutral environment. Each person can feel comfortable discussing their thoughts and emotions as they reflect on how they have been affected by addiction. A therapist guides the family through each session as they learn how to resolve their conflicts.
Individual Therapy Sessions
While family therapy is always beneficial, certain family members may also want some one-on-one time with a therapist. We provide counseling for each member of the family regardless of age — children, adolescents, and adults all have access to some type of therapy.
Evidence-Based Treatment (EBT)
Our primary care for families is an evidence-based treatment. This is a science-based form of therapy that offers proven results. Common treatment includes cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, trauma therapy, or experiential therapy. Family members can address all types of issues that they are dealing with.
Sometimes talking through problems is not enough. Families need to develop certain skills through mindfulness-based therapy or activities. Common holistic treatments include massage therapy, chiropractic care, yoga, meditation, nutrition, and fitness. All activities are designed with the family unit in mind.
Learn More About Our Family Therapy Program at Midwest Recovery Center
If your family is ready to move forward with getting help for addiction, then contact Midwest Recovery Center. Our family therapy program has everything you need to overcome addiction together. Call 833.627.0039 to find out more about your treatment options.